- to tease (wool) in the preliminary carding operation, or to open out the fibers prior to carding.
Origin of tum
First recorded in 1605–15; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for tum
"Tum out soon, mummy, and dolly will lub you eber and eber," said the child.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
The boy remained silent a few seconds and then said “tum” again.
I do say tum,” replied Ernest, meaning that he had said “come.
"You'll like it," said Tum Tum, trumpeting through his trunk.Nero, the Circus Lion
Of course Tum Tum did not speak in words, as you or I would have done.Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant
- an informal or childish word for stomach
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